Sunday saw Hermana Estrella put in a brilliant performance to win the Group 3 Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes at Naas for owners David Keoghan and Partners.
Ridden patiently by jockey Chris Hayes, the daughter of Starspangledbanner came through strongly inside the final furlong to get on top close home winning by a length with a further five and a half lengths back to third.
“She’s a very smart filly and Fozzy doesn’t make entries like that unless they are good. She’s one of our nicer two-year-olds. She was green and raw as you would expect going against experienced company but to me I was coasting and everything was going in slow motion.
“When Ryan’s horse faded away I wanted to chase after Gary. She was green and ran around but won with her ears pricked. She is one to look forward to.
“I sat on her twice at home. Mark Enright has been riding her in her work and we have always held her in high regard. That’s why she had that entry.” jockey Chris Hayes.